Category archives for: Engineering

Massive mining job cuts leave SA on the edge

South African mine workers face bleak future

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb with the loss of thousands of jobs in the mining sector due to the economic recession. Recently, 21 000 miners lost their jobs in a country whose credit status has been rated as junk. During the period, Sibanye Gold has […]

Toyota voted South Africa’s top car brand

Toyota Fortuner

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A MAJORITY of South African adults have voted Toyota their preferred car brand. This follows a survey conducted by Gumtree South Africa on the differences between men and women when purchasing a car. For the women, Toyota was named as their ‘mark’ of choice (27 percent), listing attributes such as reliability, […]

Russian firm maintains commitment to Ajaokuta Steel

Ajaokuta Steel

From AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Russian Embassy in Abuja has denied reports a company from that country was not committed to the rehabilitation of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex in Kogi State. The Foreign Mission said certain publications had recently appeared in media and could “confuse” the Nigerian public opinion […]

Ghana, Nigeria drive African Urban Agenda

Ghana, Nigeria drive African Urban Agenda

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA) has commended Ghana and Nigeria for steering the process leading to the definition of African Urban Agenda. Officials hailed the agenda as enhancing the development of the continent’s urban areas, which were registering significant growth. Speaking […]

Textile industry can spur Nigeria economic revival

Nigeria textile

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’S textile, apparel and footwear industry is earmarked to contribute significantly to plans to diversify the economy. Calls to broaden the economic horizons have been loud in recent months owing to the decline in the international price of oil, a major foreign currency earner for Nigeria. “The […]

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